Daily News: March 1, 2018

Opus Bank Names Haney EVP, Head of Commercial Banking


Jim Haney, a 32-year banking veteran, joined Opus Bank as executive vice president, head of Commercial Banking and was appointed to Opus’ executive committee.

Stephen H. Gordon, chief executive officer and president of Opus Bank, said, “We are very proud to have Jim Haney join Opus to lead our Commercial Banking team and as a member of our senior executive team. Throughout his banking career, Jim has experienced considerable success in building, growing, and leading commercial banking teams on the West Coast.”

Haney joins Opus most recently from City National Bank, a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada, where he served as senior vice president and regional manager – Los Angeles Metro Region since 2006. While at CNB, Haney was responsible for offices with approximately $1.5 billion in loans outstanding, $2.4 billion in loan commitments, and $2.4 billion in core deposits.

From 2002 to 2006, he served as senior vice president, Los Angeles Market director for Citibank Commercial Banking. From 1998 to 2002, Haney served as the Los Angeles market manager for Commercial Banking at California Federal Bank until its acquisition by Citibank in 2002. From 1996 to 1998, Haney served as director of Business Banking for CalFed, and since 1985 served in various divisions at Bank of America, including Commercial Banking, Business Banking, Retail Banking and Sales Management.